You see them everywhere, each and every day. They stand as silent representatives of the law, telling us how fast to go or where to stop. Cautioning the unwary of dangerous places and giving assurance that our destination is just ahead. The road signs we hurriedly pass by every day are so well known to us that their very shapes, colors and meanings are recognized by even preschoolers.

            God’s word is filled with similar signs and messages. He provides direction, caution, warnings, and hope for the rest that will shortly come. Scripture gives us special places to go when we feel handicapped and points us toward refuge in a storm.

            Be warned however, Satan makes use of life’s signs as well. Psalm 1 describes a blessed man, one who does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful (Psalm 1.1). The psalmist warns us of how sin works in the lives of the righteous. You see, Satan would have us SLOW down and listen to him. Fleshly desires are so much more appealing when we take the time to listen to the counsel of the ungodly rather than the wisdom of God. Even better yet, sin would have us STOP and stay a while. When we take time to stand in the company of sinners, we silently say to the world that we endorse the actions of the sinful and have been invited to join them in satisfying our worldly desires. Satan at this point has a FREE PARKING place set aside just for you, right in the front row! Sit down, stay awhile, have a glass of iced tea. You see, he knows that it is nearly impossible for a once godly man to get back on the path of righteousness once you are settled in a nice comfy rocker on the front porch with a cool drink, taking your ease. What he does not tell you is the ungodly are like the chaff of winnowed grain, useless pieces of husk, blown away by the wind and forgotten.

            “For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish (Ps 1.6)

So, who’s signs will you choose follow today?

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